Newswire: Zombie Gozombie to be the Arab world’s first zombie comedy
If you ask people what they think the Arab world needs most right now, they’ll almost certainly say, “Um, probably its own zombie comedy.” And prominent Egyptian producer Mohamed Hefzy’s Fortress Film Clinic is doing exactly that, by backing the delightfully titled Zombie Gozombie, according to Variety. The film was written by Egyptian cartoonist and screenwriter Kafr al-Sheikh, a.k.a. Andeel, whose “satirical work has gained prominence since Egypt’s 2011 revolution.” Zombie Gozombie will be directed by Ahmad Adballa, a versatile filmmaker known for, among other things, a movie called Microphone about Egypt’s hip-hop scene.
Zombie Gozombie is about a zombie outbreak during a soccer match between a so-so local club and a top Egyptian team. Hopefully, the players will knock off some zombie heads with slow-motion bicycle kicks, but Hefzy notes that the movie won’t be all fun and games. He explains: